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Reasoners on the Tube: Nick Gillespie Argues Libya w Eliot Spitzer, Katrina vanden Heuvel on CNN's In the Arena

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Reason's Nick Gillespie appeared with The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel on CNN's In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer to discuss U.S. military intervention in Libya.

Airdate: March 29, 2011. Approximately 9.16 minutes.

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  1. Spitzer was shocked that a liberal and a libertarian would agree on military issues?

    It’s one thing for our dipshit trolls to not understand what it means to be a libertarian, but shouldn’t Spitzer know better?

    1. Why should he? How is he better than any of our trolls?

      1. He’s been laid.

        1. Our trolls can buy prostitutes, too, provided that they save up their lunch money.

          1. Heck, even our troll can probably get a better deal than Spitzer.

        2. He’s been laid.

          Our trolls haven’t been caught buying their hump days.

          Disclaimer: The above statements assume one of our trolls is indeed not Eliot Spitzer. I cannot account for that not being true. Or his hooker for that matter though her name slips my mind this moment.

    2. Spitzer was shocked that a liberal and a libertarian would agree on military issues?

      I don’t think he was shocked….he did invite those two on the show. He could not have been clueless about their positions.

      I hate spitzer as a prosecutor and a politician…but as a Lefty news/opinion host I am starting to think you really can’t expect to get any better.

      He at least brings on a diverse group of guests and actually wants them to explain their position. He had very few gotcha questions.

      He is light years better then say Mathews or Meddow.

      1. You know, upon considering your statement there I’ve got to agree. No other lefty opens their echo chamber to the likes of Nick Gillespie. I grudgingly have to give Spitzer props for that. Damn it.

  2. Why anyone would subject themselves to the same air as that loathsome hypocrite Spitzer is a mystery to me.

    1. He’s no hypocrite. I bet he put the “fee” for hitting Katrina on his CNN expense account.

  3. Well, well, well. Guess who had a hand in helping Obama with his speech?

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/03…..ya-policy/

    And Team Blue thought they were voting for the other side. Yuk, yuk, yuk.

    1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      I love it.

      1. We’re in the last pages of “Animal Farm,” are we not?

        1. I smell bacon!

    2. I already hated Obama’s domestic policies, but I thought I could at least support his foreign policy after eight years of Bush. Nevermind! Three wars at the same time, this is crazy.

  4. Nick, that whole telling the president to call a spade a spade…. I could just see Spitzer wanna get up and scream RACIST!!1!!!11!!!!

    1. According to the etymology of an old creole dude I know, ‘spade’ use to mean ‘bad ass black mo’ fo” before it became a more generic racial slur.

      I really don’t see Obama matching up to that description.

      1. Either way, Gillespie evened out Hillary’s racist (almost) quote about Obama with Obama’s sexist quote about Palin. Sallgood.

      2. Obama is no spade.

  5. Is this the new Parker/Spitzer (Hey I Don’t Even Know Her) show?

  6. Spitzer is clueless.

  7. Obviously, we’re not watching Fox, because the chick at the table is wearing pants.

    1. Disgusting isn’t it? What’s she trying to hide?

    2. Vanden Houvel might not be the brightest bulb, but every woman in Manhattan knows you don’t take the pants off until Spitzer puts the money on the table.

  8. “I talked to Juan Cole, an expert on the Middle East….”

    “We need Nation Building at home…”

    “NATO, blahblahblah…”

    “Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t justified for humanitarian reasons, but Libya….”

    Good lord.

    Nick, I hate it when you let Vanden Huevel get away with such bullshit. I realize you are an isolationist, but you never called her out on any of her hypocrisy.

    Performance grade : D+. It wasn’t an F only because of the Bake sales joke at the end. That was quality.

    1. She apparently wants ‘humanitarian protection’ without ‘hyper-militarization’ in the midst of a civil war in an alien land four thousand miles from our shores. Sounds easy. You just hate women. And Nick Gillepsie!

    2. >”I talked to Juan Cole, an expert on the Middle East….”

      I heard: “I talked to one colon expert…”

  9. Yea Spitzer the nation will follow the President after a speech like this and get behind him. NOT. You fricking d-bag Spitzer.

    1. Hey, the nation’s opinion of Obamacare improved after he explained it to us. And the Stimulus wasn’t a success until the Administration told us it was.

      In a like vein, (as others here have said) you have to initiate Operation Odyssey Dawn to see what’s in it.

    2. Yea Spitzer the nation will follow the President after a speech like this and get behind him. NOT. You fricking d-bag Spitzer.

      “Strong words by Obama but will they answer critics (note the plural of the word critic). Joining me now is Nick and Katrina”*

      *quote of Spitzer abbreviated for space.

      It was pretty obvious from Spitzer’s introduction of the story that the two guests were there because they were both critics of Obama’s new war.

  10. “No ground troops”, because we already sent the CIA in.

    1. I don’t believe this. It hasn’t turned into a clusterfuck, yet.

  11. Can or can’t afford to bomb all the schools having bake sales?

    I can’t tell which one Nick said.

    Also I think he forgot he was not one red eye when he said that.

  12. Bill Kristol: Obama a “Born-Again Neocon”, approached me before Libya speech

    Jesus Christ.

  13. There is nothing Katrina loves more than to encapsulate someone’s (especially her’s) views into a hyphenated neologism.

  14. “Can or can’t afford to bomb all the schools having bake sales?”

    He said can, was kidding around. Personally, I thought the joke was hiliarious but it apparently went over the head of the Nation chick.

  15. I saw only one panelist at that table that remained consistent in their views; the other seemed to actually be warming to the notion of bombing the fuck out of another country. What am I missing here?

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